Lactation Energy Bites are the go to recipe for breastfeeding moms. They are no bake cookie balls that are easy to make, just 6 ingredients, super flavorful and beneficial. These no bake lactation bites can be made Top 8 Allergy Friendly and vegan if needed.
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Funny story about the first time I made lactation energy bites
The funniest story happened the first time I ever made these no bake lactation bites . Andrew came home and I was still working on dinner. He was hungry and opened the fridge and saw the bites and popped one in his mouth. He then asked what they were and I simply said “Lactation Energy Bites”. His face was priceless and he ran to the trash can. “Why didn’t you tell me your milk was in them?”, he shouted! I couldn’t stop laughing as I tried to tell him there wasn’t breast milk in them. Lactation energy bites are supposed to HELP with milk production. It was hysterical.
What ingredients do you need for a lactation energy bites recipe?
These no bake lactation bites are seriously one of the easiest recipes you will ever make in your entire life. You just need six total ingredients for this super easy lactation bites recipe. The ingredients that you need to make this recipe are:
- old fashioned oats
- chocolate chips
- creamy peanut butter
- ground flaxseed
- raw honey
Those are the only ingredients you need to make this delicious lactation energy bites recipe!
How can I make these lactation energy bites recipe Top 8 Allergy friendly?
Sometimes moms have their own food allergies, and other times, breastfeeding causes moms to have to do some sort of elimination diet. Luckily, we can help with those allergies too! In order to make these lactation energy bites Top 8 Allergy free, you are going to want to make a few changes.
First, ensure that the old fashioned oats that you are using are gluten free. While oats themselves are gluten free, sometimes companies list cross contamination with gluten on their labels. Make sure that you have a safe oat brand.
Next, pick a chocolate chip like Enjoy life in your recipe. Enjoy life chips are soy and dairy free (and all other Top 8+ allergens).
Lastly, swap the creamy peanut butter for sunbutter. It acts the same and it will taste different than our original recipe was written, but it will ensure that these lactation energy bites recipe is Top 8 Allergen friendly.
Of course, if you only have one of these allergies, you can always make the swap that you need.
Can I make these lactation energy bites recipe vegan?
Of course, you can make these vegan no bake lactation bites! In order to do that you’ll again want to pick a chocolate chip like Enjoy Life in the recipe to ensure there’s no dairy in your chocolate. Next, you can switch out the honey for the same amount of agave. With those two simple swaps, you will make these vegan lactation bites!
How do you make these lactation energy bites?
Once you have the ingredients that you are going to use to make these lactation energy bites, you need to grab a large bowl. Simply add all the ingredients into the bowl and combine really well.
Next, form into balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Finally, put them into the fridge to set up (about 2-3 hours) and then grab and go! That’s it! Told you, easy peasy!
Can you freeze these lactation energy bites?
You absolutely can freeze these no bake lactation bites. In order to do so, make the recipe according to the instructions. Once you have the balls made, place them on a wax lined baking sheet instead of parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 2 hours. Once the time is up, you can place the balls into an air tighter container or ziploc bag. Leave in the fridge for as long as you need them (up to 3 months). Remove desired amount from freezer and allow to thaw before consuming.
Do you have to be lactating to eat these no bake lactation bites?
I get these question often and the answer is 100% no. In fact, my children and even Andrew (now that he knows my breastmilk isn’t in them) enjoys them every time that I make them. There’s no ingredients in these that isn’t safe for anyone. It’s just that the ingredients combined together, just happen to be great for lactating mothers.
One important note though, children under 1 shouldn’t consumer honey for risk of botulism. If you have a child under one that you would like to give these to, please follow the directions above for making these vegan.
What are other lactation recipes that are good for milk production?
You may be looking for other lactation boosting recipes in addition to these lactation energy bites. Our favorite recipes are:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Lactation Milkshake
- Strawberry Coconut Cashew Lactation Smoothie
- No Bake Lactation Protein Bars
- Peanut Butter Apple Pie Lactation Smoothie
You may also be interested in these other lactation boosting recipes!
Lactation Energy Bites are the go to recipe for breastfeeding moms. They are no bake cookie balls that are easy to make, minimal ingredients, but still flavorful and beneficial.
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients.
- Stir until very well combined
Using a small cookie dough scoop or your hands, roll into 1" balls.
- Place on baking sheet.
- Place in fridge and let sit for 2-3 hours.
- Store in air tight container in the fridge.
- Eat as desired.
*Crunchy peanut butter will not hold these together well.
*Add an additional 1/4-1/2 cup of flaxseed if you really need an extra boost of milk production.
*Please see notes in post if you need to make these Top 8 Allergy Friendly or vegan.
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This lactation energy bites recipe was only published on 3/18/2014. Then updated on 2/23/2018 and again on 2/20/2019.
We’ve updated the pictures in this post. Original pictures below.